One of the greatest ways to experience Christ is to get around other humans — to be in community, to be known by them. This is messy. It will always be messy. But it's crucial to being a Christian.
Not only is this a way to experience Jesus, but it's also a way to look like Jesus. See, He was in the habit of getting around messy people, messy situations and He didn't run away. He was committed to people and didn't give up on them just because they had nasty behavior at times.
So, two questions:
a) What mess have you shown someone lately? (bringing things to light is powerful)
b) What mess have you endured in love? (not begrudgingly or for lack of boundaries)
You'll find Jesus both ways.